Category: Europe

Things are just warming up with De Vere...

Things are just warming up with De Vere...

Summer has just begun to look that little bit brighter, with a range of great May and June getaways with De Vere Hotels & Resorts. While it’s best known for its place in golfing history as 4-time host to the Ryder Cup, The De Vere Belfry offers so much more, including a 2 AA Rosette
World Cup 2006 - Group G: South Korea team hotel

World Cup 2006 - Group G: South Korea team hotel

Bergisch Gladbach is the only place that will host two World Cup teams.   Not only will it house the favourites Brazil, but it’ll also be the home of the South Korea team.   They’ll be staying at Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg. This palace hotel is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World and
German beer festival - why wait until Oktoberfest?

German beer festival - why wait until Oktoberfest?

If you’re already getting itchy feet for this year’s Oktoberfest, then maybe Germany’s second largest beer festival will fill the interim for you. The annual Bergkirchweih festival – also known as ‘the Berg’ – takes place in Erlanger in southern Germany. This year it will run from 1st to 12th June 2006. This event has
World Cup 2006 - Group G: Switzerland team hotel

World Cup 2006 - Group G: Switzerland team hotel

If there’s one team that must be really looking forward to the World Cup, it’s Switzerland.   It’s been 12 years since they last competed in the final stages, having missed ou ton the World Cup finals of 1998 and 2002. They’ve chosen to stay at Kurhotel Fürstenhof  in Bad Bertrich, Rhineland-Palatinate – just 30
Madeira's largest spa to open at Quinta

Madeira's largest spa to open at Quinta

Located overlooking stunning sea views, the new Wellness area at the Quinta Splendida comprises 1400 sq. metres and is due to open June 2006. Quinta Splendida Wellness will be a sanctuary to escape the pressures of modern life. The spa facility will feature a vitality pool and a 12m x 7m indoor pool next to
World Cup 2006 - Group G: France team hotel

World Cup 2006 - Group G: France team hotel

Schlosshotel Münchhausen, Aerzen, Lower Saxony, will be home to the French squad for the 2006 Fifa World Cup. This castle hotel is near Hanover in northern Germany and has two 18-hole golf courses which will give the players a chance to unwind. The team will be training in the Weserbergland stadium in nearby  Hameln and
World Cup 2006 - Group F: Japan team hotel

World Cup 2006 - Group F: Japan team hotel

Situated on the Rhine, the Hilton Hotel, Bonn  will be home to the Japanese national team in the 2006 Fifa World Cup. The Japanese Football Association has booked the entire hotel (all 252 rooms) for the squad and members of the team’s management. Recreational facilities at the hotel include a wide range of fitness equipment
DuVine Adventures enjoys 10th year

DuVine Adventures enjoys 10th year

Luxury holidays aren’t always about reclining beside a beautiful pool and being waited on hand and foot.   They can be more active affairs as exemplified by DuVine Adventures. Enjoying its 10th year of trading, this Somerville, MA based operator’s mission on their superb bike tours is “to engage your senses, nurture your curiosity and
Powder Byrne's "the first night's on us" promotion

Powder Byrne's "the first night's on us" promotion

Book a holiday for 7 nights or more with luxury family travel specialists Powder Byrne and your first night’s accommodation will be free of charge for the whole family in whichever accommodation type booked. This offer is available at three of their most stunning 5-star hotels: Anassa, Cyprus; The Residence, Tunisia; and Arabella, Mallorca. Offer
World Cup 2006 - Group F: Australia team hotel

World Cup 2006 - Group F: Australia team hotel

The Australian national football side will be staying at the five-star Wald-und-Schlosshotel in sleepy Friedrichsruhe as it aims for Fifa World Cup glory. They will have the run of all 38 rooms of the boutique country hotel, ideally located in Germany’s south-west, for the group matches in Kaiserslautern (155km), Stuttgart (70km) and Munich (230km). Previous
Treatments, treats and tapas

Treatments, treats and tapas

How does a  full day at The Serenity Spa at Seaham Hall  in County Durham for just £99 with lunch and a signature facial sound? Start with our most popular facial, the Elemis Skin Specific Facial, a therapeutic, deep-cleansing treatment using essential oils that will leave your skin feeling silky smooth.   Then, take your
Wine Spectator Award goes to Galway restaurant

Wine Spectator Award goes to Galway restaurant

A Galway restaurant with over 200 wines – The Malt House – has been presented with a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2006.   This prestigious honour is awarded to restaurants around the world that illustrate a dedication to wine. The Malt House, which is located in Olde Malt Mall, Galway, Ireland, has been a
World Cup 2006 - Group F: Croatia team hotel

World Cup 2006 - Group F: Croatia team hotel

Croatia couldn’t have a tougher opening game to the World Cup.   They’re up against Brazil and have no doubt chosen the Dorint Resort & Spa, Bad Brückenau  – once the royal residence of Ludwig I von Bayern (1819-1848) – to ensure they have the best preparation possible. The property is set in 40,000 square
World Cup 2006 - Group F: Brazil team hotel

World Cup 2006 - Group F: Brazil team hotel

If one team should have the confidence to book one hotel for the preliminary World Cup games and another for the latter stages, then it’s the favourites, Brazil.   And that’s exactly what they’ve done. The superior  Kempinski Hotel Falkenstein in Königstein  (20 kms from Frankfurt) will be their base for the initial group games,
Summer specials from Morgans Hotel Group

Summer specials from Morgans Hotel Group

There’s a number of good summer offers appearing in the luxury travel market and this one is no exception. Buy two nights and get a third for free at either of the Morgans Hotel Group‘s London hotels: St. Martins Lane  or Sanderson. This offer is valid for Friday and Saturday arrivals. Package prices start from
Keel laying ceremony for Cunard's Queen Victoria

Keel laying ceremony for Cunard's Queen Victoria

A ceremony marking the keel laying for Cunard Line’s Queen Victoria has been held at the Marghera shipyard of Fincantieri near Venice, Italy. The second largest ship ever built for Cunard will take to the water in January next year and enter service on 11th December 2007. It will become the third in Cunard’s fleet